Mold Facts

What is Mold?

Mold (fungi) is present everywhere – indoors and outdoors. There are more than 100,000 species of mold.

Mold frequently grows in hidden places – behind wall linings, in floors or behind installations – and is often not visible from the outside. When moisture builds up from leaky pipes or roofs, high humidity, or flooding, conditions are ideal for mold growth. Molds are easily disturbed and their spores can become airborne, getting into noses, mouths and lungs.

Did you Know?

For more information on understanding pollen and mold counts , visit the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (AAAAI) Web site.

For facts about mold , visit the American Industrial Hygiene Association's (AIHA) Web site.

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From the U.S. EPA Web site - As Posted on 1/23/02